I am very happy with the free software and updates that Synology provides
Steve Masuch, Amazon
11 May 2015
Summary: I've been using the 8 bay Synology NAS box with (6) 4TB drives for over a year with no problems. It is the fastest NAS I have used, and will saturate a gigabit Ethernet connection. The expansion boxes seem overpriced for what they are.
we researched various NAS's to find one that would be easy to deploy and maintain
Mike B., Amazon
25 February 2015
Summary: When our SnapServer brand NAS started to show signs that it was on its last leg, we researched various NAS's to find one that would be easy to deploy and maintain. The Synology DiskStation seemed to fit the bill.
Summary: Best thing since slice bread.. DSM is always getting updated, and is such a nice user interface. you can compilie apps to work with this , and any synolgy unit. very pleased. it's on 24/7. very little sound. upgrade the memory though.. more the merrier.
Couldn't be happier. I would have preferred larger hard drives
DalGoda "DalGoda", Amazon
8 February 2015
Summary: Couldn't be happier. I would have preferred larger hard drives, but 24 TB is nothing to sniff at. Besides with Synology's Ultra RAID, you can replace a drive at a time with a larger unit until you've swapped them all. Easy to use interface, and it emails me to warn when updates are ready to install.
Summary: Purchased this to replace a DS1513+....I wanted to leverage SSD Caching, which by Synology spec, requires 2 SSD Drives. As the 5-bay model would only allow for 3 bays to be used, and I prefer RAID 6, well, testing confirmed I needed more bays - hence the DS1813+.
Summary: This is a pretty nice device with many features. However, Synology’s support is awful. If you call them for support, they will ask you to go through their web documentation which is very old and irrelevant or they will ask you to send them an email with your issue.
Summary: This is my 4th Synology NAS (they are all still in use). Whatever use you think you have for a NAS, spend the difference now for a bigger more powerful model than you think you'll need because these units do so much that you will end up using it for much moire than you had imagined.
Summary: Awesome device. I have several Synology NASs, and this one takes the cake. Normally i get them empty and set up my own drives. I have to say, having it preconfigured is way easier, and saves hours and hours of time. Basically you unpack the unit, plug it in, and you are done.
Summary: I've had this for over 10 months at this point. I've been through several updates (with no issues), and the software just keeps improving consistently. The interface for managing the device is the best I've ever seen.
Summary: I love, love, love my Synology DiskStation!! This thing has so many features that it is almost too good to be true! If you have never used a Synology, they come with a very intuitive GUI and they offer their own applications.